Bivalve shell

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This small bivalve (scallop) was revealed when the rock containing it was split open. Specimens such as this are not easy to find, as they are very fragile, and do not survive for long once exposed to the elements.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Camptonectes

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Blue Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Pinhay Bay, Lyme Regis.

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.16-17